~A GOOD MINIATURE EQUINOCTIAL COMPASS SUNDIAL by DOLLOND & Co.~

~A GOOD MINIATURE EQUINOCTIAL COMPASS SUNDIAL by DOLLOND & Co.~

$475 (OBO) US

A good, inclining, equinoctial compass and sundial by Dollond & Company c.1880

Dimensions

4 x 3 1/2 x 1 3/4

Circa

1880

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Navigational instruments, Surveying Instruments & Mining, Portable Sundials, Engineering antiques, Tools

Description

A good (used but not abused), miniature, inclining, equinoctial compass and sundial by Dollond &Co., 5 Northumberland Avenue, Charing Cross, London. c. 1880. Consisting of a 1 3/4″ anodized compass labelled Dollond, London with locking and responsive compass needle (points North), folding inclination/declination arm, folding gnomen and sundial (all silvered-some losses), on an anodized triangular base with two intact spirit levels and three adjustable, brass legs. Overall 3 1/4″ triangular, in a maroon card case with Dollond & Co. trade label and separate paper dial for monthly sundial time corrections. Can be used accurately for any latitude up to 70 degrees North or South. The case is a little tatty with some paper losses externally but the three locking hooks and hinge are intact. Case measures 4 x 3 1/2 x 1 3/4″ deep.

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Mark Hacking (Scientifica Opticae Inc.) has been an avid collector/dealer for over 30 years. A former Science teacher, he has an innate love for anything natural or mechanical. Specializing in optical (microscopes, telescopes), surveying, medical, weighing and drawing instruments, he is an active participant of the Scientific Instrument Fair in London. Living in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, with his wife and two children; Mark looks forward to meeting as many fellow collectors as possible, and has a worldwide following on eBay (Sciopti).

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